The Big Picture: Arts & Culture

 Arts and Culture segments from the former public and news affair program, The Big Picture, are included in this section.

Patti Callahan Henry - Author | The Big Picture
Patti Callahan Henry - Author | The Big Picture

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Meet Patti Callahan Henry, “the Fresh Face of Southern Literature.” Patti’s path to writing is unique. She started her adult life as a nurse, and found herself writing after she found out her daughter...
Ann Rivers Siddons - Author | Big Picture
Ann Rivers Siddons - Author | Big Picture

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Meet Ann Rivers Siddons, “the Grand Dame of Southern Literature.” Born and raised just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, Siddons had an idyllic upbringing. At an early age, she began to push emotional...
Marjorie Wentworth - Author | The Big Picture
Marjorie Wentworth - Author | The Big Picture

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Meet Marjory Wentworth, one of the state’s most underappreciated artists. Wentworth, who is a poet laureate, discusses what exactly a poet laureate is. She completely breaks the expectations of what a...
Sue Monk Kidd - Author | The Big Picture
Sue Monk Kidd - Author | The Big Picture

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Meet Sue Monk Kidd, author of “The Secret Life Of Bees.” With over six million copies of her novel sold, along with a major motion picture, Monk became a literary sensation. Monk briefly talks about...
Mary Alice Monroe - Author | The Big Picture
Mary Alice Monroe - Author | The Big Picture

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Meet Mary Alice Monroe, whose best-selling novels nearly all share a dominant, lowcountry theme. She has written ten best-selling novels, but it was not until she moved to the Isle of Palms...
Susan Lenz - Fiber Artist | The Big Picture
Susan Lenz - Fiber Artist | The Big Picture

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Gallery 80808 is considered the spiritual home of the Columbia Arts Community. One of the people who uses the dedicated studio space is Susan Lenz. She became an artist later in life at age 41. She's...
Herman Leonhardt - Glassmaker | The Big Picture
Herman Leonhardt - Glassmaker | The Big Picture

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Herman Leonhardt has blown glass more than twenty years. His art requires a lot of stamina, with the kilns producing heat at almost 2,000 degrees. His work is sold at fine galleries all along the East...
Clark Ellefson - Gallery Owner | The Big Picture
Clark Ellefson - Gallery Owner | The Big Picture

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Meet Clark Ellefson, owner of Lewis and Clark Gallery, Columbia, S.C. He started his business in the 1980s when this type of business was not considered ideal for the area. Ellefson creates lamps and...